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Excess water in mask - no humidifier
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Hello I was wondering if anyone had any experience or ideas about excess water in cpap mask.I'm wearing a resmed swift fx nasal mask and I wake up with a lot of water in the pillows and also near the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Ward Dec 29, 2017.

 

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Katie Ward replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"Hi, Thanks for your replies. I have a resmed s9 escape machine, which is the one the clinic provides as standard.  I often find myself waking up with nasal drip and only really suffer dryness if I've been ill. In terms of cold room, I…"
Dec 29, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"If you have the right machine, a heated hose might help a lot. You are getting condensation without a humidifier at the moment, the last thing you want to do is add one. However, it might need to be at a low setting, just enough to heat the air…"
Dec 28, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"No, it's not you Katie, as we really do hear of this.  It's worth trying a hose cover as it seems to help others with the same problem.  If it doesn't cure it I would ask for a humidifier."
Dec 23, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"It is down to the mask being cold not the tubing, though it wouldn't do any harm to try it. It is just the same as breathing against a cold mirror, the condensation you see there is exactly wht is happening when your warm breath hits a cold…"
Dec 23, 2017
Katie Ward replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"Hi Kath, Thanks for replying, the way they were going on about it at the clinic you'd think I'd come in with some kind of unknown disease! That makes sense, our bedroom is quite cool all the time. I'll give the hose cover a go first…"
Dec 22, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"Hi Katie. I'm surpised the clinic haven't come across it before as we hear of it quite a bit, although it is more common when people use humidifiers. The culprit will be down to your bedroom temperature and happens when you exhale into the…"
Dec 22, 2017
Katie Ward posted a discussion

Excess water in mask - no humidifier

Hello I was wondering if anyone had any experience or ideas about excess water in cpap mask.I'm wearing a resmed swift fx nasal mask and I wake up with a lot of water in the pillows and also near the vent. The thing is I don't use a humidifier as I've never had trouble with dry mouth or anything. Every night I wake up with the water either pouring out the vent holes or back into my nose.The sleep clinic are baffled by this and they say they've never heard of it happening with cpap users who…See More
Dec 19, 2017

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What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
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